Recently, Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon cleared up some confusion in the FNaF World mobile ports. Additionally, Cawthon also revealed the meaning behind the FNaF World’s endings, particularly the one which implies about his weariness toward the franchise. Here’s what we know so far about this recent Five Nights at Freddy’s World update.
FNaF World Mobile Ports
In Cawthon’s post on Steam, he revealed that he initially thought that he could just release an FNaF World port on the iOS and Android without any issue. However, his fans have been particularly critical of his work due to his subtle storytelling in Five Nights at Freddy’s. With the drama, Cawthon pulled out the mobile ports of FNaF World to further optimize the game for more Android and iOS devices.
Cawthon is Okay
Cawthon disassociated himself from the ending messages particularly in the Scott Cawthon ending of FNaF World. Cawthon revealed that the FNaF World endings are a humorously and intentional “harsh jab” at his own franchise. Cawthon said that he’s fine rather than indirectly admitting he’s “depressed and suicidal” because of the series through the game’s Scott Cawthon ending.
Scott Cawthon Ending
In the Scott Cawthon ending of the Five Nights at Freddy’s World game, the animatronics will have to fight “Scott Cawthon” as he is out to destroy them. The “Scott Cawthon” boss is a tall 3D person which is heavily similar to the developer’s avatar in his online appearances.
After players defeat the “Scott Cawthon” boss, he will express grief and sadness over an insatiable audience who inevitably called for his death. The “Scott Cawthon” boss says that he may finally find rest through his death, and then he disappears and the credits roll for the Scott Cawthon ending. Due to the name of the boss character, fans may have assumed that the Scott Cawthon boss is the series creator himself.
With this recent Steam post, Scott Cawthon confirmed that he’s not actually suicidal and depressed in real life. Cawthon also said that the endings were only for fun and didn’t mean to make fans worry about him being depressed.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Inquisitive Fanbase
Historically, fans of the Five Nights at Freddy’s series have grown overly speculative and theoretical due to Cawthon’s subtle storytelling. Fans had to look closely and dig for clues to uncover a story beyond the animatronics. The fans may have overanalyzed the Five Nights at Freddy’s World Scott Cawthon ending and assumed that Cawthon directly expressed himself through his games. While the fans may have developed some good investigative skills through the series, they somehow lack the sense of disassociating the author from his work.